The Cable Assembly division of Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF connectors, can now provide customers with high performance semi rigid cable assemblies suitable for industrial, defence/security, and test system applications. Manufacturing is carried out at their facility in Corby where the company continues to invest and deliver high-volume or specialist small batch requirements to customer demands.
Standard semi-rigid cable assemblies are generally of copper construction, offer low loss, low VSWR performance, are phase stable and can be phase matched, allowing customers to specify the electrical length in time or degrees at the frequency of operation for a specific cable assembly. Phase matching of a cable assembly is essential when connecting to multi-channel receivers as individual channels are required to match and track each other over the frequency of operation.
Intelliconnect can also provide Cryogenic Semi Rigid cables for applications requiring operation at low temperatures including use in environmental test chambers. Intelliconnect Cryogenic Semi Rigid cables are made in a range of materials including stainless steel, cupro nickel and niobium/titanium superconducting cables. They are specified worldwide due to their low temperature performance, strong electromagnetic field and high thermal gradient below 4 degrees Kelvin. Additional features include low thermal conductivity and high performance to 40GHz. The niobium/titanium cables offer very low heat conductivity, high durability and small minimum bend radius.
Available with operating frequency range from DC to 50GHz Intelliconnect cable assemblies are suitable for RF applications including test and measurement systems, high power amplifiers, RF combiners and filters, multi-beam antenna arrays and phased array radars. All Intelliconnect cable assemblies are 100% electrically tested before despatch.
Roy Phillips, Managing Director of Intelliconnect, comments,”We offer our customers a very flexible cable manufacturing service and our new semi-rigid cables will open up new markets to use, particularly in environmental test facilities. We are also unique in being a manufacturer of an extensive range of high reliability RF connectors for industrial and medical applications and are able to use our own high reliability components in our cable harnesses. We are continuing to invest in the company and will soon be able to test up to 70GHz.”